First of all I want to say hello to all and I am an absolute avid fisherman from Valley Forge PA and I am in need of some seriuos help trying to plan a trip. I fish for kings, steel, and coho's up on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY multiple times a year but I also fish for Flounder during the summer months. Right now we go a couple times a week to go Striper Fishing on Island Beach State Park in New Jersey.
Pretty much I am trying to plan out a trip to Alaska in Mid July-Early August and would really appreciate any information that can be given. My Dad who is not an avid fisherman is paying for this trip for my graduation from College up in New Hampshire and he won't/can't deal with roughing it. I have always dreamed about going to Alaska and soon enough I will be there.
If you could plan a trip of a lifetime that would involve both Salmon River fishing while multiple species are running at the same time and good Halibut fishing during the same time when would you go?
2nd Could you do both from one lodge or should we focus on Salmon for a few days at one lodge and then go to another for halibut?
My Pops was looking at the Whale Pass Lodge and I looked into it and it looked very nice but want to know if that area is good for fishing? I am willing to go pretty much anywhere to have an ultimate once in a lifetime fishing experience so need to know what areas, towns, lodges, are best for 1) Salmon Fishing 2) Halibut Fishing, 3) Timing 4) Lodges if you know any 5) Books to buy and read before I go up.
Please understand any help is better than no help at all and I need my Pops to start loving fishing so that we can spend even more time together and I think that this would be the best place in the world to do so.
So Thanks ahead of time and please post shortcuts to anything I should know/read/get etc.
Thanks Jon McNichol